************ Reformation Sunday Litany ************
By: Rev. Adrian Dieleman
This litany was used on October 29, 2000
L: = Leader P: = People
L: We know God by two means:
First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe ...
Second, He makes Himself known to us more openly by His holy and divine Word, as much as we need in this life,
for His glory and for the salvation of His own. (Belgic Conf, Art 2)
P: We receive all these books
and these only
as holy and canonical,
for the regulating, founding, and establishing
of our faith.
(Belgic Conf, Art 5)
L: Let us thank God for His holy Word.
P: We thank You, Father, for Your Word.
We thank You for the special care this shows You have for us and our salvation. (Belgic Conf, Art 3)
L: It is by grace you have been saved ... (Eph 2:8)
P: Without my deserving it at all
out of sheer grace
God grants and credits to me
the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ. (Heidelberg Catechism, A 60)
L: Let us thank God for His grace.
P: We thank You, Father, for Your grace.
We thank You that You do not treat us as our sins deserve,
that You do not repay us according to our iniquities.
L: It is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God ... (Eph 2:8)
P: All I need to do
is to accept the gift of God with a believing heart.
(Catechism, A 60)
L: Let us thank God for faith.
P: We thank You, Father, for the gift of faith.
We thank You for faith
that embraces Jesus Christ
with all His merits,
and makes Him its own,
and no longer looks for anything
apart from Him.
(Belgic Conf, Art 22)
L: The angel said to Joseph, "Give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." (Mt 1:21)
P: Jesus saves us from our sins.
Salvation cannot be found in anyone else;
it is futile to look for any salvation elsewhere.
(Catechism, A 29)
L: Let us thank God for Jesus.
P: We thank You, Father, for Jesus.
We thank You that we have in Jesus all that we need for our salvation. (Catechism, A 30)
To God Alone be the glory
L: What is the chief end of man?
P: To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.
(Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q & A 1)
L: Let us, then, glorify God.
Let us glorify Him for Scripture, for grace, for faith, for Jesus.
SONG # 632 "To God Be the Glory"
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